MA, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Adjunct Faculty, Visual Media Arts, CADHu Department, Front Range Community College, Fort Collins, CO
Studio: Artworks Loveland, Loveland, CO
2012 – 2014, Represented by GVG Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Drawn Thought, Western Wyoming College, Rock Springs, Wyoming January 2018.
Same Mind, Esther and John Clay Fine Art Gallery, Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY. February 1 -March 1, 2018
One Person, Two Person, Collaborations
2017 Jennie Kiessling: New Work, Artisan Framing Gallery, Fort Collins, CO.
2016 Metaphor: Meditations on the Inner Reaches of Outer Space, Artworks Loveland, Loveland, CO.
2015 The View from There, The Hall Gallery, Artworks Loveland, Loveland CO.
2013 Know Place. Like Home, GVG Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2012 Southwest Abstraction, GVG Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2011 NeoWest:Two Voices, Plaza Diane Center for the Arts, Powell, WY
2011 Unspoken, Western Wyoming College. Rock Springs, WY
2011 Marrow, Naropa Unversity, Lincoln Gallery, Boulder, CO
2009 Breath and Language, Valhall Arts, Ft. Collins, CO
2008 So it’s come to this…..CoCOA Gallery, Ft. Collins, CO
1992 Gonzalez/Kiessling: Beacon Street Gallery, Chgo. IL
1992 Perspectives, McClean County Art Center, IL
1991 Power Prostitutes Purity, Around the Coyote, Chgo. IL
1991 Borders: Imaginary/Real, The Guild Complex Chgo. IL
1991 Jan Cicero Gallery, Chgo. IL
1990 Public Poster Series II, various locations, Chgo. IL
1989 American Bar Association Gallery, Chgo. IL
1989 Public Posters Series I, various locations, Chgo. IL
1988 The Limelight, Chgo. IL
1987 Natalini Gallery, Chgo. IL
2016 Surface as Cipher, Curator Andrew Roberts-Gray, Patton Mallot Gallery, Anderson Ranch. CO
2016 A Contemplative Act, curator, Jennie Kiessling, Community Creative Center, Fort Collins, CO.
2016 Mark Making, Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO
2015 Line, White Cube Gallery, Naropa University, Nalanda Campus, Boulder, CO.
2015 Annual Contemporary Art Survery, Juror, Dean Sobel, Lincoln Center Gallery, Fort Collins, CO.
2015 In Conversation, Artworks Loveland, Loveland, CO.
2014 Vivid Conversations, curator, Lili Francuz, Community Creative Center, Fort Collins, CO.
2014 Invention Re-Invention, GVG Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2011 Half the Sky, Tall Grass Arts Association, Park Forest, IL
2010 Contemporary Women, Chico Art Center, Chico, CA
2009 The End of the 80’s, Evram Eisen Gallery, Chgo. IL
2009 Convergence, Front Range Community College, CO
2008 Rocky Mountain Biennial, FCMOA, Fort Collins, CO
2007 Bucking Tradition & Culture, Center for the Arts, Jackson, WY
2007 Desire, Dennis Small Cultural Center, CU, Boulder, CO
2006 Image and Word, Windsor Library, Windsor, CO
2003 Improv Gallery, Ft. Collins, CO
2000 Hidden Treasures, The Humboldt Park Stables, Chgo. IL
2000 What is Drawing Now? Weber State University, Ogden, UT
2000 Midwest Winter, Center for Visual Arts, Wausau, WI
1999 Winter International, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE
1997 10th Annual Women’s Work, NAAC Gallery, Woodstock, IL
1997 The Goddess on Division Street, The Guild Complex, Chgo.
1996 What U b About ? Malcolm X College, Chgo. IL
1996 The Wild Women an Endangered Species, Pangea Gallery
1995 Ignite, Pangea Gallery, Chgo. IL
1995 Corpus Mundi, Pangea Gallery, Chgo. IL
1995 Acme Art Company, Columbus, OH
1995 Mixed Blood, Beacon Street Gallery, Chgo. IL
1990 Response to War, Artemisia Gallery, Chgo. IL
1990 Perceptions of the Other, The Spertus Museum, Chgo.IL
1989 Miami Expo’89, Miami, FL
1989 Artists’ Against Homelessness, Guild Complex, Chgo. IL
1988 Catart, Gallery 1370, Chgo. IL
1988 Emerging Midwestern Artists, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chgo.IL
1988 Chicago Artists’, Partners Gallery, Bethesda, MD
1987 A Show for Young Collectors, Natalini Gallery, Chgo. IL
1986 The House Show, Missouri Gallery, Chgo. IL
1986 Artists’ Against Apartheid, Casa Aztlan, Chgo. IL
Awards and Publications
2012 NEH Landmarks in American History and Culture Grant
1998 NEA New Forms Regional Art Grant
2015, Kiessling takes Minimalist Approach http://www.reporterherald.com/loveland-art/ci_28960056/teacher-jennie-kiessling-takes-minimalist-approach-her-own
1995, Phiadon Press, Graphic Agitation, Social and Political Graphics since the Sixties
Work in private collections
Served on numerous grant panels and for juried exhibitions